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articles by: Cait Johnson

Save Your Sanity: 3 Simple Ways

Modern life is pretty crazy: Too much stress, too much information, too much speed, too much too much. And many of us are so relentlessly busy. Who has time to read all the self-help books that get ch…

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Healing Barley Soup

When I came down with a double whammy of sniffles and post-birthday-feasting extra weight, I turned to this recipe from my wise grandmother, which includes other healing foods like garlic, onion, herb…

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Rustic Apple Pie with Apricots and Figs

I love eating my daily health-promoting apple in a slice of warm, homey, not-too-sweet pie. But when you add plumped-up dried apricots and figs to the mix, along with an extra dose of anti-inflammator…

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Cozy Butternut Soup with Sage Croutons

Hurray! The weather has finally turned cool and drizzly, and I can‘t wait to make this simple, nutrient-rich autumn soup, cozy as a cuddle in a soft armchair. No worries about putting on extra autumn …

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Hold Your Hair, Naturally

I still remember the cloying smell of the hairspray my mother used before she went to a party—agh, the fumes! I'm sure there was a hole in the ozone layer right above our house. When I grew up, I swor…

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Luscious Pumpkin Body Butter

Ever get annoyed at the pumpkin puree left over from recipes that don't use the whole can? Now there is something sublime you can do with it: Whip up this luscious body butter, a beta-carotene feast t…

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Dreamcatching

Many years ago, a friend made me a Native-American-style dreamcatcher to hang over my bed to keep nightmares away--the first time I had ever heard of such a thing. Last weekend, I saw hundreds of beau…

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Healthy Veggie No-Flip Omelet

These healthy veggie-stuffed no-flip omelets are the greatest: one pan does the trick from stovetop to oven to table, they’re easy (no flipping! no more ugly broken omelets!), yummy, and fun to make o…

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Fresh Corn Soup with Healing Spices

This soup was born as a comforting antidote to my end-of-fresh-corn-season blues, and it uses two other ingredients that I can't get enough of: coconut milk (my new passion since I found it in the Asi…

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Natural Scents for Your Type

My friend Mag always smells so lusciously sweet and spicy, but when I asked her what perfume she uses, she laughed and said, "Oh, I make it myself. Artificial scents make me feel sick, so I don't go n…

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about Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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